Three Rivers, Central Methodist University offer programs in region

Thursday, July 10, 2008

POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. - Three Rivers Community College and Central Methodist University in Fayette have entered into a partnership to enable Southeast Missouri students to earn a bachelor's degree while remaining close to home.

The agreement establishing the partnership was signed earlier this spring and the new program will begin in August. The new program allows Three Rivers students who have earned a two-year associate's degree a seamless pathway into a bachelor's degree program from Central Methodist with CMU classes taught on the Three Rivers campus in Poplar Bluff.

"We are excited about this new partnership with Central Methodist University," said Three Rivers Interim President Joe Rozman. "This partnership is another way in which Three Rivers is working to provide Southeast Missouri residents with quality education opportunities. This new program will provide the opportunity for Three Rivers students to continue their education and it will also provide residents of our area the opportunity to complete a four-year college degree close to home."

CMU will initially offer bachelor's degree completion programs on the Three Rivers campus in Accounting, Nursing - RN to BSN, and Psychology. Additional programs will be added in the future. The CMU classes will begin Aug. 18 and will run for eight weeks with classes meeting on weekday evenings on the Three Rivers campus.

The partnership with Three Rivers and CMU joins other bachelor degree completion programs at TRCC, including programs with a number of other institutions, including:

- Hannibal-LeGrange College, offering programs in Elementary Education, Child Care and Guidance, Administration of Justice and Organizational Management;

- Northwest Missouri State University, offering a program in Business Management;

- Southeast Missouri State University, offering programs in Elementary Education, Middle School Education, Nursing - RN to BSN, and General Studies;

- University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, offering a program in Nursing - RN to BSN.

Three Rivers Community College is celebrating four decades of excellence and service to Southeast Missouri with accessible, affordable and quality learning opportunities. Three Rivers offers courses on its main campus in Poplar Bluff, at its Centers and locations throughout the region, as well as e-learning opportunities with online courses. Students can get ready, get started and get ahead at Three Rivers. For additional information on Three Rivers or on registering for the Fall 2008 semester, visit the college Web site at or contact the college at (573) 840-9600 or toll-free at 1-877-TRY-TRCC.

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